Michel Vaillant

10. Pikes Peak

Script by Denis Lapière - Art by Benjamin Benéteau, Vincent Dutreuil

The Vaillant family seems to have no shortage of mountains to climb. Between developing new racing prototypes and navigating a change in leadership at the head of the company, everyone has their hands full. And that’s before Michel decides to take on the biggest mountain of them all: legendary Pikes Peak in Colorado, home to one of the most celebrated and dangerous races in the world, a 14,000-foot climb at breakneck speed. Standing in Michel’s way will be his old nemesis, Bob Cramer, who doesn’t look too kindly on his French counterpart’s attempt to conquer “America’s Mountain.” It will take all of Michel’s grit and expertise to stay the course and come out on top.